coral stocking - most corals added at 1 time

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max number of corals added at one time

Poll closed Oct 28, 2010.
  1. 2 or 3

    24 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. 4 or 5

    31 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. 6 or 7

    15 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. More than 7 , please let us know how many and what

    21 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. offensetaken

    offensetaken Montipora Digitata

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    Last night my grilfriend came home and supprised me with 6 new pieces of coral. I got a frogspawn (2 heads about 4" tall), Orange Ric. w/grn. mouth, bubble mushrooms (2), 2 zoa colonies, a xenia and I don't have an ID on the last frag as it's not opened up yet for me to ID it and she doesn't remeber what it's called. These were added to my 46 BF that has been up for about 3 mos. now.

    6 frags all about 2"-4"
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    3 month 55g over a dozen SPS LPS and zoa frags. I did the same at 4 and 5 months, and MSA has about 14 corals ill get friday
     
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  4. oceanparadise1

    oceanparadise1 Fire Squid

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    i added about 21 main colonies at once when some one was getting out of the hobby....theres no such thing i believe as adding to many corals at once...just have to make sure your trace elements are there
     
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Flamingo Tongue

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    A six line wrasse. Reef safe. good fish.
     
  6. blumoon reefers

    blumoon reefers Millepora

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    I have added more than 10 frags to my 150 at a time. All from local frag swaps and they were a mix of SPS and LPS. My system was probably around 8-9 months old at the time.
     
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  7. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    I think the most I added was 10 at a time to my 29 gal after having it set up for a year and a half. It was a mix of corals, torch/hammer/duncans/zoas/birdsnests/green cap.
     
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  9. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks to everyone who has contributed thus far - very interesting IMO

    My 1st reef tank was set up before fragging corals was popular and wild colonies where the only option most of us could find

    hence I set my 1st tank up , purchasing 2 corals on a fortnightly basis

    frags have changed this IMO as purchasing 2 pieces of 2 inch SPS frags every other week, would seem like overkill to me ( negligable bioload being added)

    why make 10 trips to get 20 x SPS frags, when it could be done, judging by the responces above in 4 or even less trips

    Steve
     
  10. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    For me it was two, never added more than that.
     
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  11. Magnus

    Magnus Sharknado

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    7 frags exactly, added to my 55 gallon tank with 30 gallon long sump/fuge combo.
    They were small frags, mainly acroporas, a millipora, a stylophora and 2 zoo frags.

    They're all doing fine except the stylophoras that are bleaching out. There's plenty of flow in the tank now and I still believe the light is the issue.

    The tank was 8 months old when I added them.

    - Mag
     
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  12. Maksimsf

    Maksimsf Banned

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    Rescently added 28 acan lords/zoos to my empty 28g (empty cuz it crushed after vodka over dose. Attn! Never dose vodka in your tank after you had some). Saltcritters had a 24hours sale, $5.75 per frag with free overnight shipping for orders of $150 and more.